Rte. 1

By - 12/5/13 - 3:25 pm
Indian figures for sale

For the right price, these could all be yours.

Pretty much everything that wasn't stolen in the HIlltop's final days goes on sale in two online auctions on Dec. 14.

The first auction, which starts at 10 a.m., features the boring stuff, such as chairs, generators and bathrrom and kitchen equipment (right down to the kitchen sink. The better auction starts at 2 p.m. and includes portraits of Indian chiefs, cowboy and... Read more

By - 11/25/13 - 11:12 am

UPDATE: Judge Benjamin Barnes ordered D'Amato released on personal recognizance when he's well enough to get out of Mass. General, where he's being treated for his injuries, the DA's office reports. The judge banned him from driving, however. Both his alleged victims are now out of the hospital.

State Police have charged one of their own for a crash this morning on Rte. 1 that... Read more

By - 11/15/13 - 4:35 pm

As many as 11 vehicles may have been involved in a rollover-causing crash on Rte. 1 north at Rte. 16 this afternoon, in an incident that might be related to a car hitting several other cars on the Tobin around the same time.

Photo of the scene. Pickup over the guardrail.... Read more

By - 7/23/11 - 7:56 am

Video by Brian Nash.

One person died, two houses and a greenhouse also caught fire in the 2 a.m., eight-alarm explosion on Rte. 1 southbound, Stephen Walsh reports. Channel 5 reports six cars crashed and that gasoline from the truck got into a brook that then burst into flames in... Read more

By - 2/25/11 - 9:21 am

In 2008, the state erected a sign on Centre St. just before the VFW Parkway that sure seemed to indicate Rte. 1 was just around the bend. Now a brand-new "Rte. 1 Jct" sign has gone up on Washington Street southbound in Dedham, just by the mall and just before the rotary with what was once Rte. 1, before the state decided it was... Read more

By - 8/26/09 - 1:56 pm

Doug Banks reports there's now a two-mile backup on Rte. 1 of people desperately trying to get into the new Sonic in Peabody.

By - 8/6/09 - 6:08 pm

All teens, on Rte. 1, around 11 a.m. when their Montero rolled over, Channel 4 reports.

By - 1/28/09 - 8:38 am

Channel 4 reports on the Saugus crash early this morning.

By - 5/7/08 - 7:40 pm
New Rte. 1?

Either the state is getting ready to put Rte. 1 back on its proper path along the Arborway/VFW Parkway or somebody has been inhaling too many paint fumes at the Department of Conservation and Recreation sign shop. How else to explain this sign, which recently went up where Centre Street turns into the VFW... Read more

By - 12/13/07 - 7:49 pm

My husband just called me. He works for a hospital in Boston (not Paul Levy's hospital) and as non-essential personnel he was released at 2:30pm today.

It is now 7:45pm. He just passed Kappy's on Rte 1 North.

Do the math -- 5.25 hours, yes.
But, even more disconcerting is -- Kappy's was closed.

"Think of the amount of booze they COULD... Read more

By - 6/19/07 - 10:45 am

The Globe reports that a tractor trailer hauling garbage overturned at the interchange of Rte. 1 north and I-95 in Peabody during the morning rush hour today, closing the ramp.

Garbage trucks had to be called in to haul off the stuff. What happens if one of them overturns?... Read more

By - 6/13/07 - 2:22 pm
RAWR!

Tyrannosaugus Rex looks none the worse for wear after his recent encounter with a dino-tipper.

By - 5/8/07 - 10:28 pm

True, 10-foot long inflatable rats fit right in on Rte. 1 in Saugus, but they are still resulting in gawkablawkkas, since drivers have yet to get used to them, as opposed to orange dinosaurs or fiberglass cows or a leaning tower of pizza.

By - 4/9/07 - 4:57 pm

I am devastated to learn that someone managed to tip or pull over the giant orange dinosaur that sits in the mini-golf course on Rte 1 South. Full story in the Herald is here.

The owner says that he will rise again, just like Jesus (seeing as the event took place on Easter Sunday, I'm glad she has a sense of humor about... Read more

By - 7/13/06 - 8:20 am

Liz describes and photographs the Tuesday-afternoon flooding at the Lynnfield tunnel on Rte. 1:

... Traffic wasn't moving, and if you looked up ahead we saw the beginning of what should have been the road going under the bridge but instead looked like a raging river. Cars which tried to make it were stuck and literally bobbing in the water. ...

Via Boston... Read more